General Editorial News - Page 52

Page 52 of General Editorial News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Local Business Banishes Bridezilla

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Webster Hill Photography Agency is going toe to toe with Bridezilla. Their secret weapon? The word ‘NO.’ Meet Natalie Sousa. After nearly 10 years as a professional wedding photographer, Sousa founded Webster Hill. The photo agency specializes in matching clients to qualified photographers through a comprehensive screening process.

Human Rights Protestors Create World’s First Velvet Muhammad; Velvet Prophet Paintings Given to Radical Islamic Groups

NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With or without fluorescent paint, few things are as quintessentially kitschy as black velvet paintings. But many political leaders in Europe and the United States seem to agree with the Pope and the Islamic community that free speech is what’s truly out of style. In response to this officially endorsed cultural intimidation, an international group of brave human rights activists, known as the Velvet Prophet People, have created the Velvet Muhammad to demonstrate that ‘free speech is never in poor taste.’

Poet Explains How to Wow Your Valentine in 5 Easy Steps

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As soon as Santa stockings and gift wrap go on sale, out come the boxed chocolates and teddy bears stitched with red stuffed hearts. Florida author Kay Day (A Poetry Break, 2005; ISBN 0-9717641-0-7) says senders of valentines should ask themselves a simple question. Is it better to woo a lover with a mass-produced gift, or is something you make yourself more impressive?

Frustrated Developer Dad Invents Interactive Incentive Chart

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Barton Listick, the creator of the popular JumpStart(R) series of children’s educational software, announces the public release of My Reward Board, a new software program that provides a fun way to motivate children to do their chores and tasks. The program emphasizes a positive approach for encouraging kids to complete their chores, achieve their goals, improve their behavior, and save their money. My Reward Board is available as a free trial and for purchase at www.myrewardboard.com.

Canadian Government Bungles Security Breach, Leaves Investors Hanging

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A breakdown in Canada’s security apparatus threatens to unravel a unique South Pacific business venture. According to Donald Phillips, a former member of Canada’s intelligence community turned entrepreneur, a systemic breakdown in security protocol has occurred involving Canada’s federal police (RCMP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), and the nation of Tuvalu’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Lapdog Lovers Unite for Fun and Community Support

DESTIN, FL – Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Community Clubs, Inc. today announced its national launch of LapDog Club, the first international social network featuring free membership, local activities and online fun for lovers of all pure and mixed small-dog breeds (average 20 pounds or less).

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Launches New Garbage Shed

BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., a premier builder of fine garden buildings based in Jamaica, Vermont, today announced the launch of the 2×4 Garbage Shed, an attractive and versatile cottage that is the perfect size for two fatty garbage cans.

Dissidents Disrupt Boston City Hall as Mayflower Descendants Clarify History

BOSTON, MA – Nov. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A group of agitated Wampanoags disrupted the presentations at the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians at City Hall on November 18, when descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims and Wampanoag Chief Massasoit presented their uplifting original records and journals, in attempt to lift the cloud surrounding the history of Thanksgiving and the first 50 years of the Plymouth Plantation, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Launches New Garbage Shed for Attractive Trash Management

BURLINGTON, Vt. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., a premier builder of fine garden buildings based in Jamaica, Vermont, today announced the launch of the 2×4 Garbage Shed, an attractive and versatile cottage that is the perfect size for two fatty garbage cans.

Arizona Criminal Courts Use God to Punish

PHOENIX, AZ – Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona Litigation Services says that on July 22nd, 2005, Arizona Superior Court Judge Richard J. Trujillo sentenced a Glendale man to a maximum ten (10) year term for Theft, using The LORD as a factor to aggravate the sentence.

Retired Marine Accomplishes Goal of Swimming from Alcatraz with His Hands and Feet Tied

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay ‘Patch’ Platt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, from Jacksonville, NC, completed what many have said is an impossible feat today. On the morning of Nov. 7, he swam the 1 1/2 mile distance from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco with his hands and feet tied, becoming one of only three people in history to have completed the crossing.

National ‘Seniors Summit’ Called for by New Seniors Organization

ATLANTA, GA – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hurricanes that struck several Southern states, coupled with higher gasoline and natural gas prices as winter arrives, are ‘giving a double punch to seniors, one of the country’s most vulnerable groups,’ says National Association for Senior Concerns founder and Chairman Jerry L. Barton.

Black Author Fosters the Question ‘Why Men Love Bitches’

CHICAGO, IL – Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black author launches ‘The Girls Club’ to empower women to better deal with and understand the opposite sex. When Chicago author, Carrie Carr, came across a fascinating book that shed the light on the male dilemma, she was so impressed, she felt compelled to share the title with every woman she knew.

Retired Marine Risks Life and Limb to Support Wounded Marines

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay ‘Patch’ Platt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, today announced that on November 7th, 2005, at 8:30 am, he will attempt to swim the 1 1/2 mile distance from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco with his hands and feet tied, in order to raise awareness and support for wounded marines.

Use Of NASA Technology From Tech Traders, Inc. Can Save Homeowners 20% Or More On Heating Costs This Winter

FEDERAL WAY, WA – Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy rates are predicted to rise 75% for heating oil and 35% for natural gas this winter and these hefty increases are taking a toll on the American pocketbook. The average homeowner can now use NASA developed insulating technology to help keep those costs down with INSULADD(R) from Tech Traders, Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida. This effective product transforms everyday house paint into energy saving insulation with the stroke of a brush.

Hit P-mate Device Coming to The United States – Allowing Women Worldwide to Pee Standing Up!

LONDON, UK – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already a hit in Canada, Australia, and Europe, a portable and disposable peeing device for women, called the P-mate, is set to make its debut in the United States, announced JOE Product Promotions.

Falsified Bush Biography Found on State Department Website (Approved by Harriet Miers?)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 29, 2005, investigative journalist Hugh E. Scott found a White House biography on the Internet that claimed President Bush had flown Texas Air National Guard F102 interceptors almost six years when the actual time was 27 months. The text contained other exaggerations as well, says Scott.

Global Water Guru Considers Research Center in Big Bear, Says the Native Voices Foundation

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I’m looking into starting a U.S. research center for Crystal Photography, and Big Bear Lake is one of the possibilities,’ announced Dr. Masaru Emoto to the wide-eyed residents at a seminar at Northwoods Resort on Monday. After showing the microscopic crystals from frozen water in many cities, as well as pristine and holy places around the world, he told them, ‘You should be proud of the beautiful clear crystals in your water.’

ABFE Announces the Inaugural Class of Connecting Leaders Fellows

NEW YORK, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) recently announced the names of ten fellows who will participate in the 2005-2006 Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. This fellowship is the cornerstone of ABFE’s multi-year initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in philanthropy and to significantly increase philanthropic resources that are targeted to meet the challenges of Black communities.

Magnify OutLoud from Colligo Corporation Enables Easier Reading for Seniors

BELLINGHAM, WA – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnify OutLoud(tm), from Colligo Corporation, overcomes the reticence of computer use by our seniors. The senior user is the fastest growing segment of the computer industry. However, over 25% of our seniors have either low vision problems in seeing the screen or reluctance to use assistive technology software to magnify the screen.

SatinSheet-A-Gram(R) Can Now Ship a Good Night’s Sleep to Soldier’s Overseas

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Satin Sheet-A-Gram today announced that they will be extending their service to include shipments of Satin Sheet-A-Gram satin sheet gift sets to U.S. troops with APO addresses beginning this holiday season.

Namesake of Ship on Which Former Old Dominion University PACE Professor Served Helps Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Victims

NORFOLK, VA – September 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow to the citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana and surrounding areas. Although many have criticized the government for its slow response, and rightly so, one ship stands out as a shining example of America’s commitment to helping the victims of Katrina rebuild their lives. That ship is the amphibious assault ship, USS Iwo Jima, says Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr.

Iroquois Chief Applauds Global Earthdance for Peace – ‘Earthdance is like Live Aid with Dance Music’

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. – September 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth honoring citizens of 180 cities in 50 countries danced in a synchronized prayer for world peace at this years Earthdance Celebrations, from the Rain Forests of Brazil to Mongolia and London. At 4:00PM PST on Saturday, September 17, 8,000 mainly young multicultural Americans gathered in Northern California’s Laytonville, the largest event in the U.S., to join the Earth Family in making a difference, and being included in the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event, according to a spokesman for the Native Voices Foundation (NVF). Earthdance also interfaced with the UN’s International Day of Peace on September 21st.

PumpkinHunt Returns with 4th Annual Halloween Website for Pumpkin Hunters

ROCHESTER, NY – Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The group of Halloween enthusiasts, the Pumpkin Hunters Association, have again launched their website to account for the amount of jack-o-lanterns carved for the 2005 autumn season. The website is free and open to everyone within the 50 states. The advertising proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.

People Locator Service to Reunite Families Separated by Hurricane Katrina Launched by Aidpage

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Aidpage, Inc. announces the launch of a free online locator service for people missing as a consequence of Hurricane Katrina. The virtual family reuniting point contains searchable and interactive personal web pages for hundreds of thousands of people separated or missing as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Former Pentagon Research Fellow Studies the Atomic Structure of Materials, at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

NORFOLK, VA – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., a former United States Pentagon research fellow, spent part of his summer (2005) at the University of Alabama (UAT), in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, studying the atomic, ionic, and crystallic structure of materials. The program was an intense three-week program designed to give HBCU mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering faculty a close-up, and hands-on, look at metallurgical and materials engineering research.

Senator Hagel – Sir, You Bleed Just Like the Rest of Us

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and Gospel singer Bob Miller, a registered Republican who has been attacked several times and even suffered a superficial knife wound after making an anti-Bush speech in 2004 that became widely known and published as ‘Democracy Took the Day Off’ said today.

Satin Sheet-A-Gram’s Satin Sheet Gift Sets Send a Message of Love and Caring

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Satin Sheet-A-Gram today announced the launch of their new twist on the time-honored candy gram; satin sheet gift sets that say ‘I love you’ with a good night’s sleep. Unlike sweets that cause weight gain or flowers that die within days of being received, a Satin Sheet-A-Gram(R) is a healthy, restorative, enduring, and luxurious reminder of love, caring, celebration, or romance.

Christians Unite to Burn Harry Potter Books

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and Gospel singer Bob Miller, a registered Republican, said today that it was not carved in stone that President Bush will meet with Rev. T.D. Turner Sr. of the Jesus Non-denominational Church, Greenville, Michigan and others who have burned or advocate the burning of Harry Potter books. Rev. T.D. Turner Sr., a church bishop, said the congregation ‘will burn Harry Potter books and other witchcraft items to let the world know that there are true followers of Jesus Christ who will not call evil good.’

CarryYou.com’s Milan Cup Holders for Strollers Let Parents Combine European Elegance with American Convenience

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CarryYou.com, a web shop specializing in life’s little necessities for moms and dads in the business of parenting, today announced the launch of their latest stroller accessory, the Milan Cup Holder designed to outfit today’s trendy European strollers with American ingenuity and convenience.

Girls Night In’s Brand of Pajama Party Therapy Connects with Girlfriends Coast to Coast

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Night In, Inc., a California-based national party planning company headed by Pajama Mamas Deanna Strickland and Lani Hines, today announced that their brand of pajama party therapy encourages a new generation of not-so-desperate housewives to reconnect with their inner girlfriend in a house party setting, and eat, drink, bond, shop, and for a few hours anyway, meet their own needs for a change!

WUSA*9 TV Brings Teen Driver Training Program to Frederick MD

FREDERICK, MD – July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And, the National Safety Council reports that the number of motor vehicle crashes involving teen drivers in Maryland, per 10,000 licensed teen drivers, has been on the rise since 1996. The nationally-acclaimed New Driver Car Control Clinic(R) from Advanced Car Control Techniques teaches only accident avoidance and defensive driving to teens and their parents. Sponsored by WUSA*9 Television, the Clinic will be in Frederick, Maryland the weekend of July 29, 30 and 31.

‘Ask Your Financial Advisor About … Long-Term Care Insurance.’ Huh?

KIRKLAND, Wash. – June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Americans worry about being incapacitated for long periods, they should head straight to their bank or brokerage office. This odd-seeming advice comes from LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. ‘Today, health care is about the money, not just health,’ says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President of Business Development. ‘And the biggest financial risk is long-term care, which can drain off all your assets — everything you’ve accumulated over a lifetime.’

Secrets of Those July 4th Songs: The G-Man Reveals the Truth About the Top Patriotic Tunes of All Time

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some of America’s best-loved music wasn’t written in this country. Two different songs were considered to be the national anthem. One flag-waving tune took 20 years to compose. In an article available for use online and in print, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) reveals some surprising facts.

Political Author Patrick Wood Launches World Affairs Journal: The August Review

SPOKANE, Wash. – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The August Corporation announces the launch of ‘The August Review’ (www.AugustReview.com), a world affairs journal edited by bestselling author and former SEC investment advisor Patrick M. Wood. The August Review focuses on the global elite in politics and business.

Indian Visions on National Trails Day

MONTPELIER, VT – June 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Voices Foundation announced today that thanks to the American Hiking Society inviting ‘America’s First Caretakers,’ the Indian Nations, to their 13th Annual National Trails Day at over 1,100 US events on June 4th, it inspired exciting visions and hope for future generations. The MVP’s of the Day were Nancy Lyons (Vt. Abenaki) and her husband Howard (Iroquois), a Nammy Music Award winner, who led a blessing for the safety of hikers and drummed a thanksgiving prayersong that echoed again through the Green Mountain Trails.

WUSA-TV Sponsors Teen Driver Training Program in Washington DC Area

WASHINGTON, DC – June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WUSA TV, Channel 9 is sponsoring the nationally-acclaimed New Driver Car Control Clinic(R) in the Washington DC area beginning June 17. The Clinic is a hands-on, behind-the-wheel accident avoidance and defensive driving program for teens and their parents available in ten states.

President Bush to Release Butterflies at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day to Honor Fallen Heroes

WASHINGTON, DC – May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has scheduled a ceremony to honor and remember heroes who lost their lives in the service of our country or during terrorist attacks. About 100 youth that have lost loved ones will attend the ceremony with their TAPS Mentors (members of the Old Guard) and will release live butterflies prior to the official Memorial Day ceremony, just before President Bush’s speech, the IBBA announced today.

American Hiking Society Invites Indian Nations to Join National Trails Day(R) June 4

ASPEN, Colo. – May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — June 4, 2005 marks the 13th National Trails Day, an annual celebration coordinated by American Hiking Society, with more than 1000 events across the U.S. ‘American Hiking Society warmly invites members of the American Indian Nations to join in the fun and healing of Mother Earth on National Trails Day at our magnificent National and Urban Parks,’ said Ivan Levin, Trail Programs Manager of the Society.

Thoreau’s Focus on American Indians to be Revealed at Aspen Seminar

ASPEN, Colo. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Why, then, make so great ado about the Roman and the Greek, and neglect the Indian?,’ wrote Henry David Thoreau in his Journal in 1857. A missing piece of what shaped this icon and American consciousness will be revealed at a weekend seminar in Aspen, Colorado June 3-5, 2005, entitled ‘Thoreau and the Evolution of the American Mind: The Next Step.’ Thoreau scholar, Bradley P. Dean, Ph.D., will introduce highlights of Henry’s 12 ‘Indian Notebooks,’ which he said, ‘includes just under 4,000 manuscript pages, probably to write a book he did not live to publish.’ They reveal how Thoreau was intrigued by American Indians since his boyhood, and how this involvement influenced his philosophy, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).